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  • Puppy Cubby Cafe

    • Address
      382 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Fuxing Zhong Lu
      陕西南路382号, 近复兴中路
    • Phone
      186 1659 0779 (Eng) / 158 2198 1273 (中文)

    Puppy Cubby Café is one of (possibly the) best puppy cafes in Shanghai, built by dog lovers, for dog lovers. It hews close to the Japanese progenitors of the genre; clean, relaxing, and humane. The name is less about age and more about the size of the dogs; it's home... Read more

  • Sumerian

    • Address
      415 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
      陕西北路415号, 近北京西路
    • Phone
      135 6475 5689

    This place is one of the few cafes that roasts its own beans and creates its own house blends. It's a pretty place, clean and bright inside, with wood-beams in the ceiling and a pebble-dash floor, but it's the coffee that really excels. The espresso is fiercely... Read more

  • Marienbad Cafe

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      55 Wukang Lu, near Anfu Lu
      武康路55号, 近安福路
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      5404 2909

    A coffee shop that is very popular with locals and the odd expat, Marienbad Cafe is a quaint, little retreat hidden on one of the area's quieter streets. The cozy interior's ambiance is more inclined toward that of a used book store then the cold sterility of many of... Read more

  • Seesaw Coffee (Reel Mall)

    • Address
      Reel Mall, 5/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Changde Lu
      南京西路1601号芮欧百货5楼, 近常德路
    • Phone
      3253 3866

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  • Alimentari Grill (Kangding Lu)

    • Address
      358 Kangding Lu, near Shaanxi Bei Lu
      康定路358号, 近陕西北路
    • Phone
      6288 9009

    Located in the Shangkang Li development, Alimentari Grill is the latest installment to the Popolo brand, and the fourth Alimentari in Shanghai. Think grocery store meets Italian kitchen, this time with a charcoal grill and a new vermouth bar ("La Vermuteria"). You... Read more

  • RAC (Anfu Lu)

    • Address
      Bldg 14, 332 Anfu Lu, near Wukang Lu
      安福路322号14幢, 近武康路
    • Phone
      136 3659 5172

    Wanghong crepe and galette place by day, wine purveyor by night, RAC has seen constant lines since it opened. Their courtyard is secluded from the main road, and it's great in the evenings for casual gatherings or outdoorsy dates. They are insanely popular,... Read more

  • Polux by Paul Pairet

    • Address
      Xintiandi North Block, No. 5, Lane 181 Taicang Lu, near Madang Lu
      太仓路181弄5号新天地北里, 近马当路
    • Phone
      6333 9897

    French café and casual bistro by Paul Pairet (Mr & Mrs Bund, Ultraviolet) serving light fare with bistro service catering... Read more

  • Head in the Clouds

    • Address
      217 Zhenning Lu, near Dong Zhu'anbang Lu
      镇宁路217号, 近东诸安浜路
    • Phone
      3353 1773

    Head in the Clouds is an all-day brunch cafe and bistro in the space formerly housing Fennel Lounge. The menu features typical brunch fare like eggs Benedict and hearty burgers, while the evening bistro menu showcases more refined appetizers and entrees. Read more

  • O'Mills

    • Address
      110 Yongjia Lu, near Jiashan Lu
      永嘉路110号, 近嘉善路
    • Phone
      6209 2952

    Bakery, cafe and quasi-restaurant using quality ingredients. The sour dough olive bread comes highly recommended. It gets absolutely packed during lunch time, and they don't take reservations. Try towards the evening instead. Read more

  • Goodfellas

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      7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      延安东路7号, 近中山东一路
    • Phone
      6323 2188

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  • Ginger

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    • Address
      91 Xingguo Lu, near Hunan Lu
      兴国路91号, 近湖南路
    • Phone
      3406 0599

    Once boasting three branches around town, Ginger has consolidated and regrouped on Xingguo Lu. The space is a gem. Cozy and compact, it sits perched over a small park complete with wizened old men practicing their tai chi and playing chess and stuff -- very... Read more

  • Ikea City

    • Address
      1730 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu
      南京西路1730号, 近华山路
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    A smaller, 3,000sqm version of IKEA located in the very heart of Jing'an. It has a cafe, a small food mart, a Design Center to help you pick out what marble you want in your kitchen, furniture, and the usual array of useful, cheap and good-quality home living bits... Read more

  • Moka Bros (Xiangyang Bei Lu)

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      1/F, 108 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Xinle Lu
      襄阳北路108号1楼, 近新乐路
    • Phone
      3669 6080

    Straight outta Sanlitun Beijing, Moka Bros is a well-honed, market-tested power (and poke and smoothie) bowls, wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, juices, coffee, wine, breakfast, brunch place, with a clear identity and personality, great design, consistent service, and... Read more

  • Sober Company

    • Address
      99 Yandang Lu, near Nanchang Lu
      雁荡路99号, 近南昌路
    • Phone
      5309 8261

    The blanket term referring to three separate venues by Speak Low mastermind Shingo Gokan. The first floor is occupied by Sober Cafe, which opens at 8am and does coffee, coffee-based cocktails and... Read more

  • Tres Perros (Fumin Lu)

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      No. 1, Lane 148 Fumin Lu, near Julu Lu
      富民路148弄1甲, 近巨鹿路
    • Phone
      137 7438 3829

    Small, charming Spanish café on Fumin Lu selling cheap coffee, beer, and food like salads and chicken. The food isn't amazing but the place has character, the staff are friendly, and the music is solid. The place is so dog friendly that they'll hook your pooch up... Read more

  • RAC II (Shaanxi Nan Lu)

    • Address
      55 Shaanxi Nan Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu
      陕西南路55号, 近淮海中路
    • Phone
      136 5163 3972

    Second branch of the popular creperie and wine bar on Anfu Lu, tucked into a leafy, renovated lanehouse. Downstairs is more of a coffee bar. Sit-down seating is upstairs. Unlike the other one, there's no outdoor seating here, except a couple counter seats on the... Read more

  • GREEN & SAFE (Xuhui)

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      6 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      东平路6号, 近衡山路
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      5465 1288

    Green & Safe is a chain of specialty grocers and restaurants by the same folks who own organic hotpot chain Qimin. The retail side of the operation sells produce and meats grown and raised at the company's organic farm in nearby Kunshan as well as specialty items... Read more

  • Zotter Chocolate Theatre

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      Shanghai International Fashion Center Bldg 9, 2866 Yangshupu Lu, near Neijiang Lu
      杨树浦路2866号9号楼, 近内江路
    • Phone
      6139 0150

    This unique concept combines chocolate production, a tasting tour, a chocolate shop and a Viennese style cafe by Austrian "bean-to-bar" chocolate maker known for its organic and fair trade principles. They offer a wide range of chocolates, too, from simple and... Read more

  • Egg

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      12 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Julu Lu
      襄阳北路12号, 近巨鹿路
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    A bright, cheery café from Camden Hauge (organizer of events under the SOCIAL SUPPLY umbrella like Shanghai Supperclub and the FEAST food festival), with lofted seating, coffee, Strictly Cookies, baked goods, etc. They specialize in simple all-day breakfast items... Read more

  • Funkadeli (Yanping Lu)

    • Address
      163 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
      延平路163号,近武定路
    • Phone
      6245 6230

    Replacing Funka Del Sur with the more reliable Funkadeli formula, this Yanping Lu Funka outpost has similar relaxed vibes to the one on Fumin Lu with standard casual Jing'an prices for food and drink - most cocktails are around the 60rmb mark. Indoor and outdoor... Read more

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